Saturday, April 4, 2009

Healed by a Shadow

From Acts 5:12-16, The Message:

12-16Through the work of the apostles, many God-signs were set up among the people, many wonderful things done. They all met regularly and in remarkable harmony on the Temple porch named after Solomon. But even though people admired them a lot, outsiders were wary about joining them. On the other hand, those who put their trust in the Master were added right and left, men and women both.
They even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on stretchers and bedrolls,
hoping they would be touched by Peter's shadow
when he walked by. They came from the villages surrounding Jerusalem, throngs of them, bringing the sick and bedeviled.
And they all were healed.




Hawkdriver1965 said...

Hi Sis. Faith. What a concept, huh? Is Faith believing something that we wish would happen? Or is it believing that whatever God wants to happen will happen? If it's the latter, is it really faith, or is it just trusting that God is who He is, and we continue randomly walking around the earth until we die? Since we have absolutely no control in either case, how can we call faith, 'Faith'? Why not just walk the earth, having been saved, until we die, and then find all our questions answered? Am I making any sense?

Fuschia said...

If you lived anywhere near me, I'd say I know of a brand new church in which people are seeking the face of God for just that kind of faith!
In response to (and hopefully as a help to) Hawkdriver: Faith is the substance of things hoped for. It is not merely believing, Satan believes, it is putting action (substance) to what God has said (faith comes by hearing and hearing by thw Word of God). Without faith it is impossible to please God, because it is His vehicle of blessing His children. We do have ultimate control, in that dominion has been given to MAN to subdue the earth and all that is in it. We do this by having faith in God's ability IN US; as Jesus said, "All authority in Heaven and earth has been given unto Me, therefore YOU go in MY name and cast out devils, lay hands on the sick and they shall recover."